Beginning as a memoir of Josh’s on-and-off love affair with his hometown, Smashing Laptops turns into a fictionalized account of his dear friend’s virgin pregnancy.
Wagner’s book is beautifully written, and true, and filled with serious
tenderness…You can see the words of certain passages scrawled
in a notebook before they’ve been transcribed. It’s the sort of
writing that can only come from experience, given to us raw and
unfiltered with a charm that requires only a little prodding to fall for.
—Molly Laich, MISSOULA INDEPENDENT
The world’s first pregnant virgin in over 2000 years lives in Missoula, Montana. Her nomadic best friend is wallowing in the fallout of a disastrous Las Vegas love affair when she asks him to come back home for the miraculous birth. Now he has no choice but go back to the one town he can’t ever seem to stay away from. Smashing Laptops is a romance with wanderlust among a community of guerrilla artists, gnostic magicians, and fly-fishing fanatics peering over the edge of the millennium, as rotary phones and telephone poles slowly disintegrate into the 21st century.Smashing Laptops teaser shot and edited by John Nilles The Smashing Scene read by the author